Background & Philosophy
Legal Heritage & Education
HERITAGE & PROFESSIONAL STANDING:. Mr. Aycock is a third generation Texas lawyer. His grandfather  
William Pannill (1876-1948) after reading law, admission to the Texas Bar in 1898 and practicing law in Erath County, Texas
until 1902, served as Erath County Attorney from 1902 to 1906, Erath County District Attorney from 1915 to 1918, first Chief
Justice of the 11th Court of Civil Appeals sitting at Eastland, Texas (now the 11th Court of Appeals) from 1925 to 1928,
Division Attorney of the Ohio Oil Company in Houston, Texas from 1937  to 1942 and after retirement practiced law in Ft.
Worth, Texas until his death (see Texas Bar Journal, Vol XII,  No. 2 at 92-93). His father E. G. Aycock (1909-1968; LLB
University of Texas School of Law, Class of 1933) established his practice in Ft. Worth, Texas representing Texas taxing
authorities (such as the State of Texas and Texas Counties and School Districts) and independent oil operators until his
death (see Texas Bar Journal, Vol 31, No. 8 at 795). Since receiving his LLB from the University of Texas and admission to
the Texas Bar in 1967, Mr. Aycock has maintained his principal office and conducted his civil litigation practice in Houston.  
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LITIGATION EXPERIENCE:

Hurricane Insurance: Represented Hurricane Rita claimant as lead counsel in obtaining $200,000 in mediated settlement from
major insurance company for hurricane damage to historic building in #2007-35994, 55TH DISTRICT COURT, HARRIS COUNTY,
TEXAS. This was a complicated and labor intensive case involving complex legal and factual issues. This case was expensive to
develop and the client was financially able and willing to advance the funds necessary to pay non contingent fees and litigation
expenses. Obviously, such results cannot be obtained and should not be expected in every case.

Property Taxes: Represented Harris County property owners in protests of value determination by Harris County Appraisal
District and appeals to District Court from Harris County Appraisal District value appraisals resulting in substantial reductions of
appraised value of residential properties (No 200047398, 152nd District Court; No 200248536, 280th District Court; No 200400022,
215th District Court; No 200561828, 281st District Cour; No 200756652, 333rd District Court; No 200761426, 152nd District Court;
No 200857174, 164th District Court; No 200947221, 334th District Court; No 200947222, 164th District Court; No 200977353, 270th
District Court)

Gas Royalties: Represented 127 royalty owners resulting in collection of  over Nine Million Dollars from major oil company in
settlement of claims for damages for underpayments of gas royalties, as Lead Counsel in State Court trial, Bankruptcy Court
hearings and related Federal appeal, with major New Orleans law firm as lead counsel in State Court appeal and settlement
negotiations (No. 80-09559, 281st District Court; Harris County, Texas, No. 42382, 42383 & 42384, District Court, LaFourche Parish,
Louisiana, No. CA/0043,44,45/90C, Louisiana lst Circuit Court of Appeal, No. 87-13-20142, US Bankruptcy Court and No. 89 CIV.
5566, US District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 90-5071, 81 BR 820, US Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit). This was an
extremely complicated and labor intensive class action case involving very complex legal and factual issues. This case was
very expensive to develop and certain of the royalty owners were financially able and willing to advance the funds necessary to
pay litigation  expenses. The actual damages sought were the royalty owners' share of the market value of the gas taken by the
oil company from wells in which the royalty owners had interests. The royalty owners received the full amount of the settlement
less 1/3 of full amount in attorneys fees + approximately $250,000.00 in litigation expenses. Obviously, such results cannot be
obtained and should not be expected in every case.

Fieldwide Drainage: Represented 145 royalty owners as lead counsel resulting in collection of  Three and ½ Million Dollars from
major oil company in settlement of claims for damages for fieldwide drainage (No. G-82-102, United States District Court,
Southern District of Texas). This was an extremely complicated and labor intensive class action case involving very complex
legal and factual issues. This case was very expensive to develop and certain of the royalty owners were financially able and
willing to advance the funds necessary to pay litigation  Expense. The actual damages sought were the royalty owners' share of
the oil and gas which would in the opinion of the royalty owners consultants have been produced by a prudent operator from
wells in which the royalty owners' had interests. The royalty owners received full amount of the settlement less 1/3 of full
amount in attorneys fees + approximately $200,000.00 in litigation expenses. Obviously, such results cannot be obtained and
should not be expected in every case

Unitization: Represented group of royalty owners in Unitization proceeding involving major Texas multi pay oil and associated
gas field (Docket No. 3-85,302, Texas Railroad Commission)

Override Washout: Represented royalty owner claiming damages against major oil company for washout of override in major
unitized oil and associated gas field, conducting jury trial and appeals (No.26,980CV, 209th District Court, Montgomery County,
Texas, No.09-86-00027-CV,9th Court of Appeals, No. C-6336,Texas Supreme Court No. 87-569,US Supreme Court)

Oil & Gas Lease Development: Represented Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in motion for sanctions and adversary proceeding
against officer of debtor organized to develop oil and gas lease for recovery of misappropriated assets of estate (Case No.
00-35026-H5-7, Adversary No. 02-3004, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division)

Gas Contracts: Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee resulting in collection of gas sales proceeds from gas pipeline
company in settlement of claim for breach of gas sales contract (Case No. 82-03619-114-11, Adversary No.85-0163 , US
Bankruptcy Court, No. H-89-263, US District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Case No. 82-03619-114-11, Adversary No. , US
Bankruptcy Court and No. H-89-0673, US District Court, Southern District of Texas)

Seismic Data: Represented major oil field services company in suit for licensing fees due for seismic data (No. 2000-61370, 80th
District Court, Harris County, Texas)

Oil Field Equipment, Products & Services: Represented major oil field services company in suits for amount due for equipment,
products and services (No. 1999-61412, 333rd District Court, Harris County, Texas; No. 200117297, 165th District Court, Harris
County, Texas, Case No. 01 CV 238, Court of Common Please, Belmont County, Ohio; No. 2001-35358, District Court, Harris
County, Texas; Case# 02CV204997, Circuit Court, Jackson County, Missouri; No. 02-2-35370-3 SEA, Superior Court of Washington
for King County; No 200135359,152nd District Court, Harris County, Texas; CA# H-03-4382, United States District Court, Southern
District of Texas, Houston Division; CA# H-03-5313, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; No.
200352543, 80th District Court, Harris County, Texas; No. 200366363, 151st District Court, Harris County, Texas; No. 1999-60674,
151st District Court, Harris County, Texas)

Producing Lease Sales: Represented purchaser of oil & gas lease interests in suit for specific performance of contract (No. 1591,
District Court, Roberts County, Texas, No. 07-92-0259-CV, 7th Court of Appeals, No. D-4075, Texas Supreme Court)

Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee resulting in court approval of sale of productive Texas oil and gas lease (Case No.
82-03619-H4-11, Adversary No. 85-0213, US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas)

Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee resulting in court approval of sale of productive Kansas oil and gas leases (Case
No. 82-03619-H4-11, Adversary No. 85-0235, US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas)

Pipelines: Represented landowner resulting in collection of substantial recovery from major oil company in settlement of claims
for unauthorized construction of products & gas pipelines (No. 79-1400-E, 148th District Court, Nueces County, Texas);
Represented landowner resulting in collection of substantial recovery from major pipeline company in settlement of claims for
unauthorized construction of products & gas pipelines (No. 80-643,117th District Court, Nueces County, Texas)

Mechanics Liens & Mortgages: Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee resulting in cancellation of large mechanics lien
claimed by worldwide oilfield service company on producing oil and gas lease (Case No. 82-03619-H4-11, Adversary No. 85-0213,
US Bankruptcy Court and No. 88-1571, US District Court, Southern District of Texas)

Defended independent developer of gas wells against foreclosure claims of local well service company (No. 86-54514, 157th
District Court, Harris County, Texas)

Represented class of claimants against estate resulting in reduction of more than $700,000 mortgage lien claim of major
metropolitan real estate investment trust against apartment project to $200,000.00 (No..941,782,189th District Court, Harris
County, Texas). This was an extremely complicated and labor intensive class action case involving very complex legal and
factual issues. No damages were sought but only a reduction in the amount the REIT was entitled to resulting in a substantial
benefit to the claimants. Hourly attorneys fees were sought and awarded by the court on the basis of a substantial benefit
conferred on the class by the performance of the services. Obviously, such results cannot be obtained and should not be
expected in every case

Represented class of claimants against estate resulting in cancellation of large equitable lien claim of major metropolitan bank
against apartment project & utility system (No. 118,010, Probate Court #2, Harris County, Texas, No.16742,1st Court of Civil
Appeals, 541 SW2d 230).

Represented  homeowner resulting in judgment in favor of in mortgagee's appeal of cancellation of foreclosure (No.17578,1st
Court of Civil Appeals)

Employee Bonuses: Represented former employees claiming damages against major pipeline company for failure to pay
promised bonuses (No.752,297,113th District Court, Harris County, Texas, No. 659 14th Court of Civil Appeal, 481 SW2d 228, No.
B-3637,Texas Supreme Court, 504 SW2d 776).

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Successfully represented creditor as lead counsel in adversary proceeding objecting to debtor's
discharge in securing order barring debtor's discharge, Adversary#: 04-03862, Case#: 04-35992, Ch 7, US Bankruptcy Court,
Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee as Lead Counsel in successful operation and liquidation of
several hundred oil & gas leases in Texas, Kansas & Louisiana (Case No. 82-03619-114-11, US Bankruptcy Court, Southern
District of Texas)

Various Other Civil Suits: Represented securities customer in suit against worldwide brokerage firm for damages for churning
of securities account (No. 87-H-367, US District Court, Southern District of Texas, No. 88-9023, US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit)

Defended restaurant owner against claim for rentals by building owner (No. 716,084, 80th District Court Harris County, Texas,
No.733, 14th Court of Civil Appeals)

Defended rancher against claim of adverse possession (No.2217-B,87th District Court, Leon County, Texas)

Represented chemical salesman resulting in collection of commissions plus attorneys fees from nationwide chemical
manufacturer (No. 1000745, 189th District Court, Harris County, Texas, No. 1725, 14th Court of Appeals, 565 SW2d 365).

Represented purchaser of stock of close corporation in suit for specific performance of contract (No. 947,028, 129th District
Court, Harris County, Texas)

Represented major local bank resulting in judgment in favor of enforcing promissory note and affirmance of judgment (61st
District Court, Harris County, Texas, No. 17325,1st Court of Civil Appeals).

Represented guardianship resulting in reversal of judgment against estate in favor of FDIC as receiver for major local bank
(No. 78-20522,152nd District Court, Harris County, Texas, No. 17455, 1st Court of Civil Appeals).

Defended borrower in suit to foreclose collateral by major local bank (No. 90-47051, 55th District Court, Harris County, Texas)

Defended borrowers in suit to enforce guaranty by out of state bank (No. 89-43123, 164th District Court, Harris County, Texas)

MEDIATION TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

Mediation: Houston Bar Association, Oct 1994
Basic Mediator Training: Attorney Mediators Institute, Nov 1997
Mediation Update: Houston Bar Association, Apr 1998
Basic Mediation Training: Houston Bar Association Harris Co Disp Res Ctr, Apr 2006
ADR After NAFTA: American Arbitration Association; Toronto; Sept, 2007
ADR Texas Style; TexasBar CLE; Austin; Dec 2007
Mediations (as advocate): 100 +
Mediations (as mediator): 100 +
© 2011 Charles L. Black Aycock
ABOUT MR. AYCOCK:
Charles L. Black Aycock
Attorney at Law
State Bar of Texas #01459000

Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

LICENSES: Supreme Court of Texas
US District Court, Southern District of Texas
US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

MEMBER:
State Bar of Texas (current member):
    Aviation Section (former member)
    College of the State Bar of Texas (current member)
American Bar Association (former member):
    General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division (former member)
    Forum Committee on Air and Space Law (former member)
Houston Bar Association (current member):
    Law & Media Committee (current member)
    Speakers Bureau Committee (current member)
    Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (former member)
    Fee Dispute Committee (former member)
    Elder Law Committee (former member)
    American Judicature Society (former member)
National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association (former member)
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (former member)
Houston Trial Lawyers Association (current member)
Texas Center for Legal Ethics (former member)
Houston Bar Foundation (Fellow)
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